Women and Talit

Question: Can a woman wear a Talit? Answer: No. The Shulchan Aruch rules that it is "Yuhara – religious arrogance" (Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 17:2). And if it is a Talit of men, there is a problem of "Lo Tilbash" - the prohibition of cross-dressing (Targum Yonatan on Devarim 22:5). Question: But Ha-Rav Moshe Feinstein writes in Shut Igrot Moshe (Orach Chaim 4:49) that a woman is permitted to fulfill the Mitzvah of Tzitzit although she is not obligated, with two conditions: 1. Her intention is not to rebel against Hashem and His Torah, but for the sake of Heaven. 2. The garment needs to be different from a male garment to avoid the prohibition of "Lo Tilbash". Answer: In order for this to be for the sake of Heaven and not "Yuhara", she needs to wear the Talit in private and no one should know. And, it needs to be a Talit for women (It is told that a woman once asked Ha-Rav Yosef Soloveitchik if she could wear a Talit during davening. He responded to her: "Since this is a major change in traditional practice, we must proceed gradually." He suggested that she wear a four-cornered garment without Tzitzit for three months and then come back. She returned after three months and said that this was the most meaningful religious experience of her life. Ha-Rav Soloveitchik said: "For three months, you have been wearing a garment without any religious or halachic value, it is thus clear that your feeling comes from a source outside of the Mitzvah", and he did not grant her permission to wear a Talit).